Stanley Mann (August 8, 1928 – January 11, 2016) was a Canadian-born film and television writer. Born in Toronto, Ontario,[1] he began his writing career in 1951, and was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 1965 film The Collector,[2] based on the John Fowles novel of the same title.[3] In 1957, he wrote an adaptation of Death of a Salesman for television. Two of his better-known credits are Eye of the Needle and Conan the Destroyer. He appeared in two of the titles, Firestarter and Meteor.[4]

Stanley Mann
Born(1928-08-08)August 8, 1928
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedJanuary 11, 2016(2016-01-11) (aged 87)

He was married to Florence Wood in the 1950s, while living and working in London, England.[5] Following their divorce in 1959, Wood married novelist Mordecai Richler,[5] who adopted Mann's son Daniel.[6]

He died on January 11, 2016.[7]

Partial filmographyEdit


  • Meteor (1979) - Canadian Representative
  • Firestarter (1984) - Motel Owner (Last appearance)

See alsoEdit

His full credits are available on the IMDB website. [1]


  1. ^ Greg Gatenby, Toronto: A Literary Guide (1999).
  2. ^ Popculture website - accessed Jan 2011
  3. ^ IMDB website
  4. ^ IMDB website - accessed Jan 2011
  5. ^ a b Reinhold Kramer, Mordecai Richler: Leaving St Urbain. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008. ISBN 9780773577954.
  6. ^ "The Apprenticeship of Daniel Richler" Archived 2015-02-03 at the Wayback Machine. Ryerson Review of Journalism, Spring 1987.
  7. ^ Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Stanley Mann Dies at 87